Vík í Mýrdal is a stopover town; a bookend to a 179km series of sights that include Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Dýrahólaey. It sits directly south of “the” black sand beach in Iceland, Reynisfjara. It also lies directly below one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Katla.
The basalt sea columns Reynisdrangar puncture Vík’s western horizon. On the top of the hill next to them sits Vík’s famous and picturesque church.